THE STRUGGLE FOR STRENGTH
When we lived in Lexington, Kentucky, each year a local hatchery would set up an incubator display in one of the local malls around Easter. As I would observe the eggs at different stages of development, I became amazed and intrigued by the process. It would not take long before an egg would be discovered that had a baby chick struggling to free itself from the confines of the shell that once had been its protection but was now a prison. The chick would first peck a small hole in the side. Then with all its energy and might it would slowly but surely enlarge the hole by chipping away at the shell. Many times the pecking would cease as the baby chick lay in complete exhaustion. But as soon as strength was regained, it was back at it again. Soon a beak would appear. Then a head. The struggle continued and a wing would pop out. The baby chick…
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